On June 30, the Washington State Legislature passed the $3.9 billion 2015-17 capital budget. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, the assistant ranking member on the House Capital Budget Committee, released the following statement… Continue reading
During triple overtime in the Legislature this week, lawmakers successfully passed a two-year operating budget and capital budget. Very early Wednesday, lawmakers went home without adjourning sine die and with more bills still left to cast a vote on. Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, released the following statement: Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2015 CONTACT: Kevin Shutty, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7252 Capital budget funds critical local projects for Shelton, Belfair and Bremerton Important projects for Continue reading
Harris issues statements on operating budget and transportation revenue package
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 CONTACT: Kylee Zabel, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7031 Jess Honcoop, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7869 Kochmar, Miloscia vote in favor of 30th District Continue reading
Rep. Graham Hunt, R-Orting, who hosted two cleanup events at the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting earlier this year, successfully secured capital budget funding for continued restoration efforts at the cemetery. Continue reading
Rep. Mark Harmsworth, R-Mill Creek, voted in favor of the 2015-17 operating budget Monday. It passed the House 90-8 and the Senate 38-10. Continue reading
In this episode of Capitol Conversation, Rep. Chad Magendanz talks about the accomplishments of the 2015 regular and special sessions, including funding of K-12 education in the state operating budget, reduction of higher education tuition, money for the K-3 classroom reductions, and cost-of-living increases for teachers. Continue reading
House Bill 1897, which would establish the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth-Abundant Materials (JCDREAM), was approved 43-1 by the Washington State Senate today. It was unanimously approved 97-0 Sunday evening in the state House. Continue reading
A bill sponsored by Rep. Liz Pike received the governor’s signature Tuesday, just hours before the lawmakers left Olympia after adjourning the Legislature’s third special session this year. House Bill 1157 would allow licensing subagents to keep a portion of fees collected when a “quick title” is issued.
Monday evening, the Washington State House and Senate approved and sent to the governor a $38 billion two-year operating budget, which goes into effect July 1. Rep. Norma Smith?, R-Clinton, voted for the spending plan and issued the following statement…
On June 29, the Washington State House and Senate passed the bipartisan 2015-17 operating budget. Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup, voted in favor of the budget and released the following statement. Continue reading
McCabe introduces the ‘Travis Alert Act,’ aiding first responders in emergencies in identifying those with autism, disabilities
On the final days of the third special session Rep. Gina McCabe had assistance in introducing her last bill of the 2015 legislative session. Travis, a nonverbal child with autism, assisted McCabe in dropping the draft language off at the Code Revisor’s Office in Olympia.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 CONTACT: Nick Jacob, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-5097 Rep. Graham Hunt votes ‘no’ on 2015-17 operating budget On Monday evening, Rep. Graham Hunt, R-Orting, voted Continue reading
The Washington State House of Representatives passed the bipartisan 2015-17 operating budget Monday evening with a strong bipartisan vote. Reps. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, and Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, voted in favor of the budget and issued statements to the media. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 CONTACT: Nick Jacob, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-5097 Rep. Mark Hargrove lauds historic education funding, tuition cuts in 2015-17 operating budget On June Continue reading
With only a day remaining before a new fiscal cycle for state government takes effect, lawmakers in Olympia approved a 38 billion-dollar state operating budget Monday evening, and sent it to the governor. John Sattgast reports from Olympia. Continue reading
Zeiger issues statement after voting for operating budget
Rep. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, voted in favor of the operating budget passed by the Legislature on Monday. He issued the following statement:
“The 2013-15 operating budget passed tonight is a great bipartisan outcome to long months of deliberation. The budget includes higher pay for teachers and state employees, kindergarten through third grade class-size reduction, funding for programs that benefit our most vulnerable, and significant reductions to college tuition for students and middle class families.
Zeiger legislation to expedite replacement of aging bridges passes House
The House of Representatives passed legislation today that would authorize expedited permitting and contracting for replacement work on Washington state’s structurally-deficient bridges.
Rep. Hans Zeiger introduced House Bill 1219 because of his concern about the condition of the Meridian Street Puyallup Bridge in his own 25th Legislative District. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 CONTACT: Kurt Hammond, Senior Information Officer – (360) 786-7794 Rep. Luanne Van Werven votes to support bipartisan operating budget State lawmakers voted Monday to Continue reading